Ohio State vs. Nebraska - 1/14/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Nebraska Cornhuskers (7-9) at Ohio State Buckeyes (11-5)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 6:30 pm (Value City Arena)
The Line: Ohio State Buckeyes -18 -- Over/Under: 139
The Nebraska Cornhuskers and Ohio State Buckeyes meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Value City Arena.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers need a win after splitting their last six games. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are averaging 72.8 points on 41.8 percent shooting and allowing 74.1 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Haanif Cheatham is averaging 13.1 points and 1.3 assists while Cameron Mack is averaging 12.7 points and 4.9 rebounds. Dachon Burke Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Jervay Green is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 58.9 percent from the free throw line. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are allowing 28.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.6 rebounds per game. The Nebraska Cornhuskers have lost all four road games.
The Ohio State Buckeyes need a win to snap a four-game losing streak. The Ohio State Buckeyes are averaging 73.4 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 59.4 points on 36.5 percent shooting. Kaleb Wesson is averaging 14.5 points and 9.3 rebounds while Duane Washington Jr. is averaging 10.7 points and 2.6 rebounds. D.J. Carton is the third double-digit scorer and Kyle Young is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Ohio State Buckeyes are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 72.4 percent from the free throw line. The Ohio State Buckeyes are allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.3 rebounds per game. The Ohio State Buckeyes have won five of their last six home games.
The Cornhuskers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Tuesday games, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Buckeyes are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The under is 6-0 in Cornhuskers last 6 overall. The under is 4-0 in Buckeyes last 4 overall. The underdog is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The road team is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Ohio State Buckeyes at one point looked like the best team in the country, but they've now lost four straight and are shooting just 36.4 percent from the field in their last five games overall. The Nebraska Cornhuskers have issues of their own and have lost every game on the road by an average of 11.8 points, but they play good enough defense to hang around with most teams in this conference. This line feels like too many points. Give me the Cornhuskers on the road.